Theodore Austin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0002

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of Dr. Theodore Austin, including letters, memorabilia, and photographs. The collection also includes biographical information about Dr. Austin.

Dates

  • 1915 - 1964

Creator

Notes about Access to this Collection

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University or is retained by the authors of specific published items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical or Biographical Note

Theodore Roe Austin (1907-1964) grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi, the son of a general practitioner. He came to Vanderbilt University in 1925, received the BA in 1929, and his MD in 1932. From Vanderbilt he went to Rochester General Hospital (1932-1935) to serve a general surgery residency. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Austin entered the Navy. After service in China prior to World War II, and service in the Mediterranean and Aleutians during the war, he was assigned to Walter Reed Hospital in 1947, and spent the remainder of his career there (1947-1961), rising to Assistant Chief, Division of Pathology, AFIP, under Dr. Ernest W. Goodpasture. Dr. Austin died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Extent

1.28 Cubic Feet (1 Paige box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of Dr. Theodore Austin, including letters, memorabilia, and photographs. The collection also includes biographical information about Dr. Austin.

Acquisition Information

Acquired on 06/04/2001

Processing History

processed on 07/01/2001
Title
Theodore Austin Papers
Status
Completed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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